Ruhr-University Bochum researchers have combined two concepts that make a biofuel cell as efficient as precious metal catalysts. Fuel cells that work with the enzyme hydrogenase are, in principle, just as efficient as those that contain the expensive precious metal platinum as a catalyst. However, the enzymes need an aqueous environment, which makes it difficult […]

There’s a new cell that runs on cheap methane fuel at temperatures comparable to automobile engines. The low operating temperature slashes materials costs. The new fuel cell may change a perception they are not particularly known for their practicality and affordability. Though the cell is in the lab, it has high potential to someday electrically […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Ruhr-University Bochum researchers have developed a new mechanism to protect enzymes from oxygen as biocatalysts in fuel cells. These enzymes, known as hydrogenases, are just as efficient as precious metal catalysts, but unstable when they come into contact with oxygen. They are therefore not yet suitable for technological applications. The new protective mechanism is […]

Washington State University (WSU) researchers have developed a new way to make low-cost, single-atom catalysts for fuel cells. The advance that could make important clean energy technology more economically viable. The team’s study results have been published in the journal Advanced Energy Materials. Hydrogen fuel cells will be critical for a hydrogen fueled energy economy […]

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers’ nanoparticle coating processing of oxygen on the cathode end of solid oxide fuel cells increases by eightfold the current best performance. Zero-emissions cars zipping into a sustainable energy future are just one dream powered by fuel cells. But fuel cell technology has been a little sluggish and fuel prohibitively pricey. […]

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